Spring Thunder postponed to May 7 at Benton County Speedway

VINTON, Iowa (April 28, 2023) – With a less than ideal Sunday weather forecast, officials at Benton County Speedway have postponed the season opening Spring Thunder special to May 7.

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds will vie for a $1,250 winner’s share and qualifying eligibility for this year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod winner, while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will compete for a $500 winner’s share, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks $400 to win and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts $250.

IMCA state, regional and national points will be awarded, as applicable, in each sanctioned division. Track points will not start until Sunday, May 21. There is no racing scheduled at The Bullring on Mother’s Day, May 14.

Entry fees are $40 for Modifieds, $30 for SportMods and $20 for Stock Cars. There are no entry fees for Hobby Stocks or Sport Compacts.

Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and veterans, and $5 for kids ages 6-14. Children ages five and under are admitted free if accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for those under 14.

Pit gate and grandstand open at 3:30 May 7, with hot laps at 5:30 and racing to follow.

For the latest speedway news, visit BCSBullring.com or @BCSBullring on Facebook. On race day, call 319-883-9984.

All events in 2023 will be broadcast live by IMCA.tv.